• WordNet 3.6
    • n Blackfriar a Roman Catholic friar wearing the black mantle of the Dominican order
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Blackfriar (Eccl) A friar of the Dominican order, so named becaise wearing wearing the black mantle of the Dominicans; -- called also predicant and preaching friar; in France, Jacobin. Also, sometimes, a Benedictine.
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In literature:

Blackfriar's, play at, 259.
"Microcosmography" by John Earle
Four miles to Blackfriars Bridge.
"True to His Home" by Hezekiah Butterworth
"The Struggles of Brown, Jones, and Robinson" by Anthony Trollope
Such faults could be gently judged at the tribunal in the Blackfriars' hall.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 07" by Various
Among them were Baynard's Castle, close to Blackfriars, and Cold Harbour.
"The History of London" by Walter Besant
Whitefriars and Blackfriars are our next places of pilgrimage, and they open up quite new lines of reading and of thought.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
In the great hall of Blackfriars both the King and Queen appeared in person to hear the decision of the Court.
"Henry VIII and His Court" by Herbert Tree
Then, too, there were the "Children of the Revels," a company who performed at Blackfriars Theatre.
"Folk-lore of Shakespeare" by Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer
This I noticed on the Surrey side between Somerset House and Blackfriars' Bridge.
"The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Volume IV (of 8)" by William Wordsworth
One of these is the Obelisk at the Surrey end of the Blackfriars-road.
"Here and There in London" by J. Ewing Ritchie
The Home Counties, Chatham-place, Blackfriars-bridge; Secretary, Mr. Knight.
"Freehold Land Societies Their History, Present Position, and Claims" by J. Ewing Ritchie
George's, St. Bridge-street, from Blackfriar's Bridge to St. George's church.
"A Concise History and Directory of the City of Norwich for 1811" by C. Berry
The marriage took place on June 16 at Blackfriars, and the queen honored the ceremony with her presence.
"The Children of Westminster Abbey" by Rose G. Kingsley
The legatine court opened at Blackfriars on the 18th of June 1529, but the final result was certain.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various
The buildings of the Blackfriars and Greyfriars have long ago disappeared.
"The Towns of Roman Britain" by James Oliver Bevan
The great scene in the hall at the Blackfriars when the cause of Henry VIII.
"The Divorce of Catherine of Aragon" by J.A. Froude
Yes, I have got the Blackfriars music.
"A Select Collection of Old English Plays" by Robert Dodsley
The great space outside Blackfriars underground railway station was empty.
"The Man Who Rose Again" by Joseph Hocking
If at Blackfriars, before January 4, 1610; if at Whitefriars, after January 4.
"Francis Beaumont: Dramatist" by Charles Mills Gayley
It emptied into the Thames where now is Blackfriars Bridge.
"Milton's England" by Lucia Ames Mead

In news:

"And I ain't done yet," says the man who brought the Blackfriars Playhouse and Mary Baldwin College's unique Shakespearean graduate program to town, American Shakespeare center co-founder Ralph Cohen.
Subterranean Shakespeare Presents 'Shakespeare Night At the Blackfriars' Labor Day at the Berkeley Arts Festival Theater.
Blackfriars Theatre reimagines the story through a radio format — and doesn't lose any of the charm.
Partnering with Mary Baldwin College, the troupe Actors from the London Stage will take the stage at the Blackfriars Playhouse to perform "The Merchant of Venice" Tuesday night.
American Shakespeare Center's Blackfriars Playhouse.